After a twelve month hiatus, Benyamin Netanyahu has returned to the electoral campaign to win back the prime ministerial seat that he held for fifteen years. Twelve of those were consecutively. The polls will be held in Israel on November 1. It is unclear if Bibi will create a coalition with more than 61 seats, as opposed to the four previous elections. There is no doubt that Likud will win. In the next four months, the conservative leader will try to regain power using all means. His return to head of government could hinge on how the corruption investigation progresses.
Next appointment at the polls will be a chance to save Netanyahu's personal and political career, and to keep him out of prison. Defections of deputies and the wear and tear each time a vote was overturned, disagreements with Arab allies during the Israeli forces' storming of the Esplanade of the Mosques, or the brutal attack at the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh caused Naftali Benjaminnet to disintegrate the camera. This dissolution took place without the coalition implementing the 'Accused Law' (or colloquially referred to as the 'Anti-Bibi Law), a mechanism that would prohibit a deputy from being charged with crimes punishable by at most three years imprisonment. Government. It wasn't done in time, and Netanyahu is back with full force.
Two former Likud leaders, Bennet and Yair Lepid, have broken up the government coalition. Netanyahu now hopes to fish in a troubled stream. Yamina, Bennet’s party, failed the test. The shock of its deputies has left the Executive in the minority chamber. Bennet had to give up his position to Lapid under the rotation agreement and announced that he would not be attending the forthcoming elections.
The process of corruption and personal disputes can overshadow political discussions, diverting attention from important issues like the conflict with Palestinians. His great successes include the normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, which were mediated by Donald Trump. This was a Netanyahu-era strategy to eliminate the Palestinian issue from the agenda. Why would the Israelis make any attempt to normalize relations between the Arab "brothers" and Israel if they don't demand a Palestinian state in return?
Long ago, the mantra of the Oslo two-state solution, one for Israelis and another for Palestinians, was a myth that could only be heard in speeches made by Western diplomats or United Nations officials. There is only one state on the ground that can control the movements and lives of all human beings who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.
"The occupation is a type of parallel entity, and, whoever governs at the Knesset continues with full support of institutions as well as security forces. Foreign leaders seldom express more than "concern" regarding the expansion of settlements, attacks of settlers, or demolition of Palestinian homes.
Despite international condemnation, the construction of the separation wall is moving forward despite reports from Amnesty International (AI), and B'etselem claiming that Israel has committed apartheid crime have no impact on the land.
The farther one moves from the separation wall the more distant the conflict appears to him. Tel Aviv is one of the cities that only recalls the Palestinians when Hamas launches rockets from Gaza or there is an attack with knives, as has been the case since 2015. The wall, the strict exit permit system, and the serviility of the Palestinian National Authority have been transformed into a section of the Israeli Ministry of the Interior that focuses on persecuting Hamas and helping the Jewish State leaders to avoid conflict.
This issue is not being discussed in the campaign. However, everyone knows it's still there. Matan Kahana was the deputy minister of what was hailed as a "Government for change" over the past year. He lamented that he couldn't press a button that would "send all Arabs to Switzerland on a train." He had to apologize shortly after, but hatred between peoples, between occupiers, and between occupied is natural. Israel appeals to God for its existence in 21st Century, but the Old Testament, military force, and unwavering support from the United States are its keys to survival.
Elections are over, conflict continues, hatred grows, and no one in the Jewish state feels any pressure to resolve it. Netanyahu sees peace as a priority, and not getting out of jail.